Ellen Elizabeth

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 13 patterns

Welcome to the 2018 Sunshine Charlotte CAL! For our third yearly CAL, we’ll be making baby blankets!!! I’m excited for this CAL, because baby blankets are accessible to all crochet levels, and they can easily be adjusted in size. As with the last two years, I’m encouraging everyone to consider donating their finished projects. I’ll be highlighting a different crochet charity on my blog every month, but you can choose your own!

eBook : 4 patterns

This is the 2017 Cables for Cancer package. By purchasing this package, you’ll get a new cabled pattern every Friday in the month of September 2017. That’s 5 patterns for $5!

eBook : 3 patterns

The Linen Stitch Set includes 3 patterns from the Sunshine Charlotte Beginner Series 2016: the Linen Stitch Washcloth, the Linen Stitch Kitchen Towel, and the Linen Stitch Hanging Towel. All three patterns come with photo tutorials on completing the more intimidating parts of each pattern.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Baby Blanket
Fall Kisses Baby Blanket
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Difficulty: Easy
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Good Night Moon Blanket
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is the hat pattern for the 2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge hosted by Sweet Potato 3 HERE.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Sunshine Charlotte Blanket 3
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Raspberry Ripples Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Raising Arrows Rectangle Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Raising Arrows Square Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Country Patches Baby Blanket
Crochet: Cleaning - Other
Earth Day Face Pad
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Gideon Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Snuggly Plaid Baby Blanket
Crochet: Cowl
Sweater Weather Cowl
Crochet: Pullover
Gideon’s Baby Sweater
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Louisa Stripes Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Changing Chevrons Baby Blanket
Crochet: Cowl
Sweater Weather Cowl
Crochet: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
Ellen’s Christmas Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Nancy Shawl
Crochet: Scarf
Potter Plaid Scarf #3
Crochet: Scarf
Potter Plaid Scarf #4
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Nancy Shawl
Crochet: Scarf
Potter Plaid Scarf #1
Crochet: Scarf
Potter Plaid Scarf #1
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Sarah’s Asymmetrical Shawl
Crochet: Towel
Cables for Cancer 2017
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is the fourth pattern in the Cables for Cancer 2017 package. For every Cables for Cancer package purchased in the month of September, I will donate $1 to a pediatric cancer research center studying ETANTR/ETMR, one of the most deadly forms of childhood cancer.
Crochet: Scarf
Cables for Cancer 2017
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Charlotte Shawl
Crochet: Headband
Cables for Cancer 2017
Crochet: Cowl
Cables for Cancer 2017
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The 2017 Sunshine Charlotte Blanket once again pays tribute to my beautiful daughter Charlotte, who died in July 2015. This business began with the first Sunshine Charlotte blanket (get it HERE), and now it continues with an annual update.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Barbara Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Brooke Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I just cleaned out my yarn room, and when I was done, I had an entire crate full of partial skeins of yarn wound into balls. No labels, no memory of where most of them came from…it was a crate of yarn shame! Not wanting to throw them away, I came up with a fun, easy way to use my yarn scraps to make something beautiful!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Briana Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Kimberly Working Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Colleen Shawl
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Louis Stripes Baby Blanket
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Darlene Shawl
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Sweetheart Baby Beanie
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Heidi Shawl
Crochet: Skirt, Soakers
Sweetheart Baby Skirt
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Anna Shawl
Crochet: Coaster
Wagon Wheel Coaster
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
December Hat
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
December Ponytail Hat
Crochet: Scarf
December Scarf
Crochet: Cowl, Collar
November Scarf
Crochet: Cowl
Changing Chevrons Cowl
Crochet: Cowl
October Angled Cowl
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
October Hat
Crochet: Scarf
October Super Scarf
Crochet: Cowl
Difficulty: Easy
Crochet: Backpack
Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This hits home because my beautiful daughter Charlotte died of cancer at 10 months. Ironically, this month is also her birth month.
Crochet: Scarf
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This hits home because my beautiful daughter Charlotte died of cancer at 10 months. Ironically, this month is also her birth month.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Difficulty: Intermediate
Crochet: Beret, Tam
The August Hat is the stylish slouch hat you need to complete your autumn wardrobe. Throw on a pair of skinny jeans or leggings, an oversized sweater, a nice scarf, and the August Hat, and you are dressed for any fall event.
Crochet: Cowl
August Scarf
Crochet: Earwarmers
Difficulty: BEGINNER
Crochet: Electronics Cozy
School Spirit Laptop Cover
Crochet: Wall Hanging
School Spirit Locker Banners
Crochet: Cozy - Other
School Spirit Pencil Pouch
Crochet: Scarf
Difficulty: BEGINNER
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The Circles and Ridges Baby Blanket is an Easy pattern and color adaptable for baby boys or girls. Each square is worked in the round, then joined to the others with a single crochet seam to create the ridged look. A ridge is also created around each circle by working in the 3rd loop and using an invisible join. Don’t sweat it if you don’t know...
Crochet: Kerchief
The July Scarf received very positive feedback, so I adapted it into a kerchief for the July “Hat”. This crochet pattern is worked from the bottom up in an easy mesh pattern. You will crochet the border in rows, using chs and dcs to create a beautiful shell pattern. The ties are added in the very last step so this crochet kerchief will fit any ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
We’ve enjoyed a cool entrance to July here in Indiana, so I thought it time to create a crochet pattern for a small shawl to wrap around my neck. I’ve seen so many people wearing their virus shawls in front that I thought I had to give it a try!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
As you head to the beach with your crochet, take along this nautical-themed pattern. I’ve sized up the Anchors A-Weigh Baby Beanie so everyone can have one. This pattern has instructions for children (3-10), teens, and adults. How great would your next family portrait look with everyone dressed in their dapper whites and one of these great bean...
Crochet: Soakers
The Anchors Aweigh Diaper Cover completes the sets of baby items with anchor motifs, and they are all adorable! Unisex items are a hit this summer, so you can make this diaper cover in gender neutral colors, or you can be creative for your own special baby.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Summer is too hot to think of making a heavy wool hat, so why not try this light-weight beanie worked in breathable cotton. My linen stitch patterns have proven so popular and accessible that I thought I’d try a linen stitch hat. I’m sure you’ll love the finished product as much as I do.
Crochet: Scarf
Scarves are in style, but summer temps can be too warm to wear a thick, bulky scarf. Solution: the June Scarf! Made in a light-weight cotton, this scarf pattern uses the linen stitch, which breathes well. The pattern gives instructions for adjusting the length, but I prefer to make it just long enough to wrap once around my neck.
Crochet: Headband
They’re in baby boutiques everywhere: the stretchy baby headbands with a large flower. Why spend $10-20 on one when you can whip one up yourself with this quick and easy pattern?
Crochet: Dress
Have a new baby girl in the family? She needs an adorable crochet dress, and the pinafore dress is the perfect shape for a newborn. It’s soft and draped, but it’s also loose enough to allow baby to wiggle and squirm. The wide skirt also lets momma and daddy get to the diaper…and all-important factor in choosing baby clothing!
Crochet: Dress
Baby dresses are popular this summer, so why not add the Nova Strappy Baby Dress to your repertoire? It’s light-weight and breathable, so it’s perfect for your baby to wear when the weather gets warm.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Nautical crochet baby hats…what could be cuter? I’ve worked several craft shows, and people are always looking for hats that are either a) for little boys, or b) gender neutral. This hat fits both categories, and it’s very easy to make!
Crochet: Bib
Nautical is in, and babies are slobbery. Solution: the Anchors A-Weigh Baby Bib! This adorable striped bib pattern is written for two different sizes, so your cutie can sport their nautical style all year round. The anchor applique adds the perfect sailor touch, and the pattern includes a photo tutorial on creating it!
Crochet: Dress
In the spirit of the Piper Princess Dress, I designed the Ashlin Princess Dress for a beautiful little girl’s first birthday party. Ashlin loves butterflies, so I created a dress that floats and flounces, making any little girl the star of the party.
Crochet: Headband, Earwarmers
TWO PATTERNS IN ONE!!! Yes, you read that right. The May “Hat” pattern actually includes instructions for two different headbands: a lightweight headband for spring and summer, and a classy ear warmer for the cooler months.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The May Scarf welcomes the warmer weather but acknowledges the chill that can still tinge the air. This crochet scarf pattern comes with instructions to make a light-weight scarf for spring OR a drape-y wrap for those cool nights on the lake. The pattern uses only basic stitches, so it’s perfect for a beginner or someone needing an easy pattern...
Crochet: Accessories - Other
When I was a little girl, my mom made me an apron out of a potholder, a dish towel, and some ribbon. It wasn’t fancy, but you better believe I felt important when I put that little apron on to help my mom in the kitchen.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A customer requested an olive hat for her soon-to-be-born niece, Olive. I was disappointed by the surprising lack of available patterns online, so decided to design my own hat. Voila: the Olive Baby Beanie!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
It seems like spring can’t quite make up its mind this year, so the April Hat is the perfect accessory to your outfit. If it gets too chilly, pop it on your head. The slouchy drape of the April Hat makes it a chic addition to your ensemble, even when you’re not wearing your coat. When you get too warm, this hat folds up neatly, and you can tuck...
Crochet: Scarf
Here in Indiana, April is notorious for keeping us guessing about the weather. Will it be spring or winter today? I’ve learned that the best way to stay ahead of the capricious Hoosier weather is by wearing a light scarf that will go with many of my outfits. It keeps me warm on the chilly days, but it comes right off when I start to get too hot.
Crochet: Containers
I’ve seen so many adorable patterns for crochet baskets, and I just had to design one using one of my favorite new stitches: the Diamond stitch. This basket would look great in your craft room, your bathroom, or in your kitchen!
Crochet: Towel
Crochet hanging towels are no longer just for your grandma’s kitchen! Vintage-looking crochet kitchen accessories are in vogue right now, and even if you’re a beginning crocheter, you can whip this hanging towel up for your own kitchen.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Nova was a beautiful baby girl in the town where I work. About the same time Charlotte was diagnosed with cancer, Nova became a victim of child abuse when her caretaker shook her. To honor Nova this April, which is Child Abuse Awareness Month, I have designed this blanket for her.
Crochet: Onesies
Rompers are the cutest summer outfits for baby girls, and they’re so easy to get on and off! With the Nova patterns becoming so popular, I knew I needed to create a matching baby romper to complete the set!
Crochet: Skirt
With spring in full swing, every little girl needs a cute twirly skirt! The Nova Baby Skirt flares out and falls at knee length; the striping, cluster V-stitch, and picot edging add a country charm to this easy-to-make pattern.
Crochet: Skirt
There are so many adorable crochet patterns available for baby girls, but so often the sizes stop after 24 months! I’ve upsized the Nova Baby Skirt all the way up to size 6, so now the cuties in your life can dress in style past the baby stage.
Crochet: Towel
I love the Linen Stitch, because it’s absorbent and stretchy. So why not use it for a kitchen towel? Whether you’re drying your hands or the dishes, this towel is the perfect accessory for your kitchen.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Hats with brims are in style right now, so jump on board and make up the March Hat! The diamond ribbing really makes this hat pop, and while the stitch may look a little intimidating, once you get the hang of it, it flies! I’ve included a handy photo tutorial on this stitch as well, in case you get lost.
Crochet: Scarf
This month is all about diamonds! The March Scarf of the 2016 Sunshine Charlotte Scarf CAL features a beautiful diamond and hexagon trellis pattern. Worked with a K hook, this gorgeous fabric still keeps a nice drape, making it perfect for an infinity scarf.
Crochet: Bonnet
The Ruffly Petal Baby Skirt was a hit, and I had several requests to do some matching items. So here it is: the Ruffly Petal Baby Bonnet. Bonnets are no longer an accessory of the past. They are back in full force, and this ruffly bonnet will make the perfect photo prop for your baby’s photo shoot!
Crochet: Skirt, Soakers
I love little ruffles on little baby tushies! The Ruffly Petal Baby Skirt is the perfect spring project for the precious baby girl in your life! This diaper cover turned skirtlet adds some flounce to your baby’s cruising, and the buttons make for easy removal come diaper time!
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
If you like the Ruffly Petal Baby Skirt (found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ruffly-petal-baby...), then you are going to LOVE this matching top pattern! You can make just the top, or you can put it with the Ruffly Petal Baby Skirt; they fit together seamlessly for an adorable springtime baby outfit!
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Spring is here, and with the warmer weather come the farmers’ markets! Ditch the ugly, flimsy plastic bags and whip up this easy, quick market bag to carry your produce. This pattern also makes a cute beach bag for children; they can throw their towels and swimsuits in their bag, and the mesh fabric will keep them from molding.
Crochet: Potholder
Every kitchen needs some textured potholders to add that homey warmth. If your kitchen (or a loved one’s kitchen) needs an inexpensive upgrade, this pattern is perfect for you! Worked in a simple 4-row repeat, this potholder is simple to make but beautiful done in a single color or in stripes.
Crochet: Blanket - Other
Who says hooded blankets are only for babies? When it’s a long day, sometimes you just want to wrap yourself from head to toe in a soft blanket, sip your tea, and watch a movie. If that’s your ideal, this pattern is the way to go!
Crochet: Coaster
These coffee cup coasters are the perfect addition to your living room end tables, and they’re so easy to make! This pattern is the fourth installment of the Beginner Series 2016, so it’s written for people who are just learning to crochet. It also includes a photo tutorial for changing colors, so if you’ve been stuck working with only one colo...
Crochet: Wristlet
This delightful wristlet pattern will accent any outfit…even a wedding dress! Make several of these in the bride’s colors for everyone in the bridal party. Or you could create this wristlet in a darker monotone so you have a perfect bag to match your little black dress. Or, if you sell at craft shows like I do, make several in a comfortable eve...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
It’s February, so why not make up a thick, cozy hat in red and white for your sweetheart? The February Hat is the next installment in the 2016 Sunshine Charlotte Hat CAL, and it features my new favorite stitch: the berry stitch! I’ve included instructions on completing said stitch in the pattern, so no worries if you’ve never done it before.
Crochet: Cowl
This is the second monthly installment in the Sunshine Charlotte Scarf CAL 2016. These scarves are meant to be crocheted through the year and then donated at the end of November by tying them around trees and posts in areas where needy people might have access to them. I am starting this project as a pre-Christmas way to honor my baby girl, who...
Crochet: Headband
I’m still obsessed with the berry stitch, and I couldn’t resist putting it in a baby headband! The perfect puff of the berry stitch mixed with the drop stitch makes a delightful polka dot pattern. I’ve even added the berry stitch to the flower to give it extra texture and pop!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
There are few patterns more popular than the ripple or chevron for baby accessories. It works for both genders, and every stylish new baby has something in this pattern. If you’re wanting to make a ripple blanket for a special little one in your life but you’re still a beginner, this pattern is perfect for you! The instructions are very easy to...
Crochet: Cowl
Alright, beginners! If you haven’t figured out already, us hookers tend to make items to give away and neglect to keep any of our items. This Turtleneck Cowl is a perfect excuse to make something for yourself while you continue to improve your pattern-reading skills. We still have quite a bit of cool weather ahead of us, and on blustery days, t...
Crochet: Potholder
These lovely potholders are eye-catching and easy to make. If you’re new to working in the round, this is an excellent way to practice, and you’ll end up with a lovely pot holder to match your kitchen.
Crochet: Earwarmers
This is a crochet pattern for a tri-color, double drop stitch turban-style headband or ear warmer. The pattern features foundation single crochet to give the headband room to stretch over your head. It also includes drop stitches to give the striped pattern an interesting twist. If you’re looking for a quick and easy project to make for a frien...
Crochet: Earwarmers
This is a crochet pattern for a drop stitch turban-style headband or ear warmer. The pattern features foundation single crochet to give the headband room to stretch over your head. It also includes drop stitches to give the striped pattern an interesting twist. If you’re looking for a quick and easy project to make for a friend, a relative, or ...
Crochet: Blanket - Other
Who says hooded blankets are just for babies? When the weather’s cold, even adults need a hooded afghan to cuddle up with. This pattern uses a basic granny square but adapts one of the corners to become a hood. Make a project for yourself this month, and make it a soft and easy blanket with a twist.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Are you a beginner crocheter? Just learning to read patterns? This is a great place to start! The first installment of the Sunshine Charlotte Beginner Series, the Linen Stitch Washcloth is easy to make and looks more complicated than it is.
Crochet: Dress
Little Miss Piper’s momma contacted me asking if I could make a dress for her daughter’s Beauty-and-the-Beast-themed 1st birthday party. Well, I think every little girl needs a princess dress, so I whipped up this lovely number! It works up quickly - I finished in about half a day and I was writing the pattern I was going - so you can get a bea...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is the Sunshine Charlotte Hat CAL package. I am a new designer who turned to crochet, among other things, for comfort after my baby died of cancer in July 2015. In her honor, I am designing a hat pattern every month, with the intention of donating these hats in November via a “hat mugging”. I will hang these hats and the scarves from the S...
Crochet: Scarf
This is the first monthly installment in the Sunshine Charlotte Scarf CAL 2016. These scarves are meant to be crocheted through the year and then donated at the end of November by tying them around trees and posts in areas where needy people might have access to them. I am starting this project as a pre-Christmas way to honor my baby girl, who ...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This hat is made with a simple, repetitive pattern worked in the round on both sides of a foundation chain. The textured stitch and the pompoms make this a festive hat for the big game or for your next photo shoot. Available in all sizes up to 12 months, the pattern includes a sizing chart so you can be sure to size your hat correctly for your ...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy beanie works up quickly with its open rope stitch, and it’s simple brim makes it appropriate for either gender. With a circumference of 20”, it fits teens and adult women. It has a depth of 10.5”, but the pattern can be adjusted to allow for more or less slouch.
Crochet: Accessories - Other
Cocoons are perfect for newborn photo shoots, but sometimes babies just need to feel warm and tightly wrapped. This cocoon works for both, and the snowflake applique makes it perfect for winter time. It only uses sc and hdc, so it’s perfect for someone just learning to work in the round.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This baby hat works up quickly and looks adorable on your winter baby! The pattern uses only sc and hdc, making it an easy pattern for people learning to work in the round. The snowflake applique is easy to make and adds a cute, wintry touch to this hat.
Crochet: Scarf
Welcome to the Sunshine Charlotte Scarf CAL 2016! This Crochet-Along includes one complete pattern on the first of each month, so it’s the perfect CAL for busy people who need plenty of time to complete each project. I will send a pattern update every month, so after you purchase this pattern, you will automatically receive updates with the mon...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The Sunshine Charlotte Blanket is a simple, textured baby blanket, designed in honor of my daughter Charlotte, who lost her fight to cancer last summer. I have featured it in the colors of childhood cancer--yellow--and brain cancer--gray--but you are welcome to use whatever colors you choose. This pattern uses basic stitches in two repeated row...